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Teen Programs

ED.teen.expressiveAre you curious about what’s available for teens at the Museum? You’re in luck! The Museum offers a range of programs for students interested in art or art history, or any artistic discipline. The Museum is also a great place to socialize, have fun and to meet other students with similar interests. Contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Adult programs to learn more.


The Muses

The Muses is the name of the Museum’s Teen Council that meets once a month at the Museum. Council members from public and private schools in Montgomery meet to plan events at the Museum. Events include exhibitions, art performances, outdoor activities, poetry competitions, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Muses member or learning more about teen events, please contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education. 

An Expressive Evening

Hosted by the Muses
Thursday January 22, 6 P.M.

Congratulations to the MUSES (Teen Council) for planning and hosting the third annual Expressive Evening on January 22nd. The event was comprised of duet performances, a piano piece, acting, and original poetry by several poets. The experience was truly inspired.

AP Art History


The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is seeking applicants for the 2015/2016 A.P. Art History class, which meets daily at 7:25 AM in the Museum library. While exploring works of art from world cultures ancient to present, students from local schools share ideas and experiences. The group also encounters original works of art in collections. A challenging program, A.P. Art History is the perfect foundation for a life long love of Museums and a broad introduction to the connections between artistic expressions and aspects of historical culture. Interested students can contact Alice Novak.

The AP Art History program is sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank.

AP Art History Application

Junior Curators

The Junior Curators program provides opportunities for teens to organize exhibitions at the museum. Students will have the opportunity to work with museum staff to learn about how things work “behind the scenes.” Students will also have an opportunity to plan and mount exhibitions and serve as mentors for young students.

Studio Classes

(Ages 14 and Older)


Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media. Download the Studio Brochure to learn more or call 334.240.4365.


Drawing from Life
Use a variety of dry and wet media (including graphite, charcoal, india ink, ink wash) to explore drawing the figure and still life objects, with the expert guidance of AUM professor and artist Andrew Hairstans. Students of all skill levels will benefit from this two day workshop. Some supplies and a model will be provided. Sign up early; class size is limited to 12 participants.

Instructor: Andrew Hairstans
Saturday and Sunday: March 7 & 8
Time: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $100 members/$145 non-members for the two-day workshop

Sculpting a Portrait
Create a clay portrait in bas-relief working with a nationally recognized sculptor of life-size bronze figures in this daylong workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring to the workshop photographs of the person they want to sculpt. All other supplies will be provided, and the finished ceramic relief sculptures will be fired in the Museum’s kiln.
Instructor: Clydetta Fulmer
Saturday: April 25
Time: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $125 members/$170 non-members for the daylong workshop

Fused Glass Creations (ages 12 and older)
Learn to cut and fuse glass to make unique pendants, earrings, picture frames and even colorful ladybug garden stakes, just in time for Mother’s Day! All glass working tools and supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Youth ages 12 and older can attend this workshop when accompanied by an adult partner.
Instructor: Jo Taylor, ceramic and glass artist
Time: 1 to 4:30 P.M.
Saturday, April 18
Cost: $90 members/$135 non-members

Digital Painting Workshop
Come spend the afternoon with Matt Johnson, illustrator and graphic designer, as he walks you through the process of creating a digital portrait painting from a photo reference. You may follow along with your own laptop if you have Adobe Photoshop and a WACOM tablet, but the knowledge presented will be helpful and informative to all artists regardless of their experience with digital painting. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Montgomery Art Guild.

Instructor: Matt Johnson
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 P.M.
Sunday, April 19
Cost: $35 Museum or MAG members/$50 non-members

Painting with Oils: Creating a More Convincing Illusion
Novices and seasoned painters alike will learn to create more dynamic, rich paintings in this informative two-day workshop, taught by well-known artist and UAB professor Gary Chapman. The course will concentrate on the law of contrasts (color-hue & temperature, value, texture, opacity, and types of edges) as a fundamental tool in still life and observational painting. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Gary Chapman
Saturday, June 13: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Sunday, June 14: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Cost: $125 members/$170 non-members; $75 students for the two-day workshop


To register, call 334.240.4365 or email